Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Grilled Pork Thai Bowl #BBQWeek

A beautifully composed bowl of rice vermicelli, savoy cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, cilantro and mint topped with perfectly seasoned and grilled pork tenderloin.

It's Day 3 of BBQ Week.................................

Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures and Ellen of Family Around the Table are doing a bang up job with this years BBQ Week event.  There have been some great recipes and the week has been going smooth as silk.  Let's see what's being brought to the BBQ today.......

My to make list keeps getting longer and longer.  I am not going to have to worry about what's going on the menu for the entire summer!!

Trim and slice your pork tenderloin and stick it in a sealable bag with the marinade.  Put it in the refrigerator overnight.  The next day when you get home from work, dinner will be on the table in the amount of time it takes you to boil a pot of water and heat up the grill.

Once the noodles are cooked which takes only 2 minutes, you can compose your salad before putting the pork on the grill which only takes another 5 minutes or so.  I had some leftover Savoy cabbage in the refrigerator so I used that for my greens.  You can use lettuce as well.  I bought the carrots already shredded to save even more time.  

Add the pork slices to the bowls and serve with your choice of dressing.  I passed a Sesame Asian Dressing but the Teen used Caesar dressing and loved it!!

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Entree, Salad, Main Dish, Pork
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Pork Thai Bowl

prep time: 10 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 20 M
A beautifully composed bowl of rice vermicelli, savoy cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, cilantro and mint topped with perfectly seasoned and grilled pork tenderloin.


  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 T. lime juice
  • 1 T. fish sauce
  • 2 t. brown sugar
  • 1 pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1/2" slices
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg. rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 T. lime juice
  • 1 T. fish sauce
  • 1/2 t. brown sugar
  • 2 c. shredded savoy cabbage
  • 12 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 persian cucumbers, julienned
  • 1 c. shredded carrots
  • 1/2 c. coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 c. coarsely chopped mint leaves
  • Asian dressing of choice


How to cook Grilled Pork Thai Bowl

  1. Combine the jalapeno, lime juice, fish sauce, and brown sugar in a plastic bag that seals.  Shake to combine and dissolve sugar.  Add the pork slices and toss to coat.  Remove air from bag, seal and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Heat a grill to med high heat.  Place the pork slices on the hot grill and cook about 2 minutes per side, until an internal temperature of 145* is reached.
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add the noodles, stir to separate and cook for 2 minutes.  Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Whisk together the water, lime juice, fish sauce and brown sugar.  Add the noodles and toss to coat. 
  3. Divide noodles between for shallow bowls and set aside.
  1. Divide the cabbage between the 4 bowls, placing on top of the noodles.  Slice the tomatoes in half adding 6 halves to each salad.  Add 1/2 c. of carrots to each salad and divide the cucumber between them as well, arranging in a composed manner.  
  2. Divide the cilantro and mint between the bowls and lastly add the pork slices.  Serve, allowing each person to add desired amount of dressing.


Adapted from a recipe found at Taste of Home submitted by Rosalyn Nguyen
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. I love all the flavors going on in this dish. Sounds amazing Wendy.

  2. This looks delicious, Wendy! I love Thai flavors.

  3. Love how just a little prep makes for a super fast, delicious dinner!

  4. I love Thai, so does my family, and this bowl would easily become a weekly must have. Yum.

  5. I love Thai everything! Can't wait to make these

  6. Mmm... this sounds like a fabulous dinner for the whole family!

  7. That's about the juiciest pork tenderloin I've ever seen!

  8. I love this! Great flavors and a different take on the traditional "bbq food".

  9. Love the flavors in the marinade. This sounds like a great salad!

  10. Adding that salad puts this over the top good!

  11. Thai food just requires grilling. This bowl looks so hearty good!

  12. What a hearty and delicious salad bowl! I love the sound of the marinate for the pork.


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